As an expert in this field, we have been approached by clients and we have helped clients find professional nanny as and when required by the client. The task also involved helping find caretakers that can take good care of old aged people and provide house cleaning services. We do provide house cleaning in Calgary via caretakers who are professional in approach and are liked by the clients because of the work delivered. Celebrity or not, finding the right nanny or caretaker is a challenge for everyone. Many parents don’t know where to begin the search for nanny and caretaker services, especially first-time parents.
Following are some of the tips that will be beneficial to help you find the very best nanny or caretaker for your child and family and for the house.
Feel free to ask friends and family if they can recommend a nanny or caretaker in your area. If they don’t know anyone off-hand, maybe they can put the word out to some of their close friends. Personal recommendations are often the most reliable and help you find the best person capable of proper caretaking.
Approach an Agency
In case of not getting any useful recommendations, then look into the most reputable nanny agencies in your area like we are operating in Calgary. Again, recommendations are helpful and important when looking for an agency. Even if you don’t live in a major city, but you’re close to one, look for agencies there too. They may have a bigger selection, and the potential caretaker might be willing to travel to your place of stay for the caretaking or cleaning purposes as desired by you.
Evaluate Special Needs
In case of special needs of the child, make sure you find a nanny or a caretaker who has experience in those areas that are of interest to you and those require proper attention from the caretakers as there are special needs of the child associated.
If you are able to then do choose multiple potential nannies from the choices available. Before you interact with them in person, it is advisable to speak with each of them on the phone to evaluate the candidature. This way you’ll get a better sense of what they’re about and what value they can bring when providing care to your children, taking care or providing house cleaning services.
The Final Choice
Choose the best candidates or the caretakers by the positive responses you receive on the phone. Then, set up appointments to meet them in person for further evaluation. It will also be helpful to make them bring references of past work whom you can contact. Decide on the best candidate post this step and by the end of the evaluation steps.
Ask the Unexpected
When you meet the candidates in person, quiz them by making queries during the interview that they might not be anticipating. For instance, you ask the candidates what their favorite children’s books are. If they are unable to offer any answers right away, then it is an indication they are not reading books for the children and that’s something desired by most parents as value addition.
Go in for Background Check
It makes sense to go in for a background check of the nanny or the caretaker you are interested to hire. If the process costs money, go in for the payment as it is well worth the effort made After all the candidate is being chosen to take care of your loved ones. You can also do part of the research on your own using search engines and tools such as Google search or Yahoo or Bing to find information corresponding to the candidate being evaluated.
Explore a Trial Run
It will be useful to go in for a trial as well with a couple of nannies or caretakers whom you think would be a good fit for your family. If you have other children who are older than the baby, it’s important to see how they get along with the caretakers and make your decision accordingly. You may also want to evaluate the care provider with the level of cleaning services offered.
It will be wise to call the references instead of reaching them in some other way. By calling them directly you will be able to get the real feedback about the candidate being evaluated for your home. Have a list of questions written out beforehand to ask the people who availed the services of candidates in question. It will be good to explore the reason why the candidate left old work, how the caretaker took care of kids when they were not well, what was the attitude like while working overtime and what were other characteristics that were of value when taking care of kids, or providing house cleaning services as a professional caretaker.
We hope these steps will be of help to you to evaluate a good professional candidate who would be able to provide best caretaking services based on your expectations.
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